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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00271 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Cambridge, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 April 1776 Pagination: 2 p. ; 18.8 cm. x 15.9 cm.

Orders an officer to proceed to Norwich, Connecticut with powder and ammunition. Notes that the officer has a warrant to impress teams of animals if necessary. A note on the verso records numerical quantities of unnamed items being transferred from Cambridge, Massachusetts to various New England towns. Knox was then moving southward toward New York, planning coastal defenses against the British navy for Rhode Island and Connecticut in the process.

You will proceed to Norwich with the powder and ammunition which you have in charge by the route annex'd, when you shall arrive there you will apply to the Commanding Officer or- agent Huntington & your conduct with respect to embarking the powder & ammunition must be regulated by the advice you [strikeout] may receive from them- You have a warrant to impress [teems] if any should fail you on the road- [struck: Particular must be taken of the Powder & ammunition on the road]
Colo Reg Artillery
Cambridge April 12th 1776
Route [2]

Cambridge to Medfield 20
Mendon- 17
Thompson- 20
Canterbury 19
Norwich 15

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